Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Back Home to Virginia

Sarae and I took our first trip(since coming home from China)together. She did great on the plane ride and we met lots of nice men in the airport who will always offering to help us with our luggage. Chivalry isn't dead after all! The weather was crisp, the leaves were turning and as always, the food is yummy! We stayed with my good friend from first grade, Michelle and her family, for the first three days. Sarae loved Megan and Jack (Michelle and Eric's children) and the feeling seemed to be mutual. Jack is already planning a trip to Florida within the next month : ) Next we headed down to the Durham's house where Mrs. Durham made Sarae's favorite dinner - spaghetti. Spaghetti on her face, in her hair, spaghetti everywhere! Saturday we had a Rolyart Road reunion. Sarae loved the animals at the Durhams and even had a little bit of a temper tantrum when I made her come inside (she was freezing). All the "girls" that grew up on Rolyart along with husbands and kids all got together on Saturday. It was so much fun. We also went over and visited Mr. Titus who is still cracking jokes at the age of 86. Duff, Lisa and Becca came over for Sunday dinner and I believe Sarae fell in love with Duff (don't we all though?!). Lisa made the most amazing Chocolate, Bourbon, Pecan Pie. I think her's is better than IndianField Tavern's was. Sarae loved everyone she met and at times, preferred their company to my own. Since I love them all I know how she feels. She slept the entire plane ride home to Orlando and was so tired last night she actually climbed into her crib herself and fell asleep - something she has never done before!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Sarae's Halloween did not go quite as well as I had hoped. She had a doctor's appt and was given 3 shots, but she seemed to think the lollipop made up for it. While at daycare she also took a face dive and got a bloody nose. Luckily no damage done. I had to work late so we didn't get to meet Leslie and her kids for trick or treating. We did get to go see Tia at her work during her break. Tia gave her a Elmo basket filled with Sesame Street characters that she loves. We then rushed to Sea World for their Spooktacular. We got there at 7:15 and the park closed at 8:00 so I carried Sarae and ran/walk to the other side of the park where the trick or treating would occur, only to find out they had already stopped handing out candy. The good news is I got my aerobic and weight lifing work out and Sarae enjoyed seeing the other kids in costumes, listening to the music and dancing and seeing the baby dolphins. Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! Sarae was the cutest Elmo ever!!!